Our Team



Director: Fadel Zeidan, PhD

Fadel is an assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest School of Medicine. His research is focused on determining the neural mechanisms that mediate the relationship between self-regulatory practices and health. He is especially interested in determining the neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness meditation-based pain relief.    


Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Jennifer N. Baumgartner, PhD

Jenny hails from the beautiful city of Chicago, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Master's and PhD in Human Factors Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Jennifer is driven by understanding the psychological, psychophysiological, and neural mechanisms that influence stress and pain, with a particular emphasis on exploring mechanisms supporting mindfulness-based resilience. In her free time she likes to indulge in other nerdy things, such as playing video games, collecting comic books, as well as immersing herself in nature.